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Man Found Guilty of PFD Fraud Sentenced in District Court

Juneau - Permanent Fund Dividend Division Director Deborah Bitney announced that, on April 14, 2010, Charles Frazier (36) was sentenced in District Court to serve 135 days in jail and pay $23,386.68 in restitution for Permanent Fund Dividends he wrongly received for three children who no longer live in Alaska.

Frazier pled guilty to three counts of Unsworn Falsification on the basis of his failure to disclose that his three minor children had moved out of Alaska in 2002 when he filed their PFD applications in subsequent years. 

The defendant was sentenced to a total of 360 days in jail with 225 suspended.  Upon release, he also will serve a term of 36 months of probation, and must pay full restitution to the Permanent Fund Dividend Division.  Pursuant to law, an individual is permanently disqualified from receiving any future Permanent Fund Dividends upon conviction for a false statement made with regard to an application for a Permanent Fund Dividend.

The case was investigated by the Permanent Fund Dividend Division's Criminal Investigations Unit, and prosecuted by the Department of Law, Office of Special Prosecutions and Appeals. 

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